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Posted November 01, 2010 - 08:17 AM

Garden spot looks good. You need another plow so you both can plow at the same time.

Thanks for the video. I love to watch these garden tractors work.

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Posted November 01, 2010 - 08:20 AM

Looks like you had fun and didn't break anything....those are high on my plowing priority list!

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Posted November 01, 2010 - 08:23 AM

Looks like you had fun! It's especially enjoyable when you can do that with your dad! I bet plowing in 3rd gear was pretty exciting!

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Posted November 01, 2010 - 08:30 AM

Great lob George. Those tractors handled that plow very well.:yelclap:

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Posted November 01, 2010 - 10:33 AM

:rocker2:Great job, thanks for the vid.:yelclap: Now I've really got to find myself a plow, and find or make a hitch. I really gotta say the Bolens is the star of the show, most people these days would say you can't even cut grass with a 6 hp, much less break ground like a pro:worshippy1:

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Posted November 01, 2010 - 03:55 PM

Thanks for the video George! That Massey wasn't having a bit of trouble in third gear! I'm surprised that your Dad didn't yell at you for throwing dirt though LOL! I'd love to get plowing with my Wheel Horses, but I can't seem to find the right hitch for sale, or a plow that I can afford! You two did a great job. That garden looks great! I hope that your Dad's ankle feels better soon...and his ...other parts too LOL!

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Posted November 01, 2010 - 07:51 PM

Cool video George! Glad you and your Dad had a good time. Your tractors did a good job even with you setting a land speed record for plowing! Plowing with the garden tractors sure is fun.

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Posted November 01, 2010 - 08:54 PM

I would have much rather of plowed a little slower but 1st was too slow for me even with the variable speed at it's fastest position in first. I wonder if it is a record speed for plowing LOL

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Posted November 02, 2010 - 10:01 AM

Awesome! Looks like you had a blast!

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Posted November 02, 2010 - 12:21 PM

Thanks for the video. Yep, plowing is a blast! Once my late broccoli is harvested, I have that small patch to plow, then done till spring tilling. George, to be going that fast, you couldn't have been going any deeper than say 3" right? Looks like a shallow plowing, but still gets the job done. Next year plowing will go deeper & easier after 1st year of garden.

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Posted November 02, 2010 - 12:28 PM

Thanks for the video. Yep, plowing is a blast! Once my late broccoli is harvested, I have that small patch to plow, then done till spring tilling. George, to be going that fast, you couldn't have been going any deeper than say 3" right? Looks like a shallow plowing, but still gets the job done. Next year plowing will go deeper & easier after 1st year of garden.


I would say most of it was at least 6" deep. On the upper side it was somewhat shallower in some spots. We wouldn't be able to plow any deeper anyway because it is like a rock bed under the top soil. Not sure how well it is going to work for a garden but we will find out. Worse case scenario we will cover it back up and smooth it out and put the garden elsewhere.

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Posted November 02, 2010 - 01:12 PM

I knew your Dad was going full depth, but figured the Massey wasn't. Never seen a 12 that could go that fast at that depth. A 10" usually is used no deeper than 5", but 6" is definitely do-able. The rock bed underneath won't hurt as long as moisture stays ok.

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Posted December 11, 2010 - 10:07 AM

I have MF 12 put cant find plow, you metioned brinley, is this a type or brand of plow? I am also new to GTT but am a very big gardenner and have used old Troybuilt but want to use the Massey this coming spring. What type of soil do you have?

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Posted December 11, 2010 - 10:18 AM

I have MF 12 put cant find plow, you metioned brinley, is this a type or brand of plow? I am also new to GTT but am a very big gardenner and have used old Troybuilt but want to use the Massey this coming spring. What type of soil do you have?


Thomas, Most garden tractors had the ability to utilize a "Sleeve Hitch" attachment point. This was a nearly universal mounting system that was utilized heavilly by Brinly. They had many attachments (see Brinly-Hardy Equipment - Manuals - Garden Tractor Talk - Forums) that were all designed around the sleeve hitch. For the 12, you'd need the sleeve hitch lift & then any of these attachments would work with your tractor.

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Posted December 11, 2010 - 10:24 AM

Thomas:welcometogttalk:

Glad to have you with us.




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